IBM vs VMware

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IBM
Based on 1232 reviews.
VMware
Based on 990 reviews.
Overview
International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company through a merger of the Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, and the Computing Scale Company.VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sample Customers
IBM Spectrum Computing: London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
IBM Service Delivery Manager: Whogohost Ltd., Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Outokumpu, Salesbox, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Seekr, CLOUD M, CenterPoint Energy, Apptimate AB, WeCloud AB, Earth Signal, DSB Consulting, Inventive, SKIData AG
IBM PowerVM: Sto, Soitec, SNO, Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH, Al Mansour Holding, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Huhtamaki, ELK Group, IT-Informatik, Arkansas Tech University, Pneuhage
IBM ProtectTIER: Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
IBM Tivoli CDP for Files: Cyberian Data Protection
IBM Spectrum Protect: CERN, Einstein Healthcare, Nyherji, Allianz Australia, TZM, ABT Online, NCT, Kindred Healthcare Inc., Cobalt Iron, TransGrid, Baptist Health of Northeast Florida, Cash America, Piedmont Healthcare, RWGV, Arkansas Tech University, British Columbia Institute of Technology
IBM QRadar: Clients across multiple industries, such as energy, financial, retail, healthcare, government, communications, and education use QRadar.
IBM Tivoli Access Manager: Essex Technology Group Inc.
IBM Tivoli Identity Manager: Whirlpool Corporation, EXA Corporation, Arla Foods, Iceland Government
CrossIdeas Identity and Access Management: Arla Foods, Chapman University, EXA Corporation, MoneyGram International, Whirlpool Corporation
Lighthouse Security: Vantislife Insurance
IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT: Migros Zurich, Tyr_ns AB, Port Otago Limited, BTC, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., AIG, Swedish Match, DTE Energy
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager: Michelin Tire Corp
IBM Application Performance Management: Mibtree, EatDrinkDeals.com, IT Performance Advisor
IBM WebSphere Application Server: TalkTalk, Property management group, E.SUN Bank, Ohio National Financial Services, Aviarc, Cincom Systems, FJA-US, D+H, Staples, Michigan Municipal League
IBM BigFix: US Foods, Penn State, St Vincent's Health US Foods, Sabadell Bank, SunTrust, Australia Sydney, Stemac, Capgemini, WNS Global Services, Jebsen & Jessen, CenterBeam, Strauss, Christian Hospital Centre, Brit Insurance, Career Education Corporation
Rackswitch: Altus IT, SL-Rasch, COMAS, Balluff GmbH, CANCOM IT Solutions, Kings College London
IBM Connections: Yamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SA
IBM Lotus Quickr: Aibel AS, KDZ Wiesbaden, Ahlers AG, Integra Legal, Rheinmetall AG
IBM LotusLive: IMM, ADP, Nice Céte d'Azur, Ultra Petroleum, Erhvervsstyrelsen, Durham Police Department, Globo, Whogohost Ltd., Infinity Computers and Communications Company, Varian Medical Systems, Vasaloppet, Keyword, North Pacific Bank Ltd.
IBM Verse: Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
IBM MaaS360: Bancroft, Garuda Indonesia
IBM Disaster Recovery Manager: i-Virtualize, QD, Continuum Managed Services LLC, Royal Arctic Line, Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Philippines, Idwala Industrial Holdings Limited, A-Plant, c.a.r.u.s. Information Technology GmbH Hannover, eASPNet Taiwan Inc., Mobile Mini Inc., TriDatum Solutions Inc., M7 Managed Services Ltd., Hospital de la Concepci‹n
IBM SDN: Sin Chew Media, Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
IBM Spectrum Accelerate: Silverpop
IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Pelephone, Sprint IT Enterprise Services
vCenter Orchestrator: Beiersdorf Shared Services
vCloud Director: MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
vRealize Automation: Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
vRealize Operations (vROps): Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
vRealize Business for Cloud: Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
vCenter Configuration Manager: Bank Al Bilad, Thomas-Krenn.AG, Pronto!, Unimed Juiz de Fora
vFabric [EOL]: NPC International/Pizza Hut
VMware Service Manager: Seventy Seven Energy Inc., Symantec, KBC, Vodafone, Region Hovedstaden, Bank Audi, Hewlett-Packard, BT Global Services, Edogawa City Council, HDFC Bank Limited, Bank Al Bilad, ABN AMRO N.V. Singapore, Savvis, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, SAP AG, Fundaments, T-Systems
VMware AirWatch: Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
vSphere: Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.
VMware vDPA: Ideosity, The Waddington Group, MVS Consulting, Federal Government, Educational Institution
VMware SocialCast: DIRECTV, Atea
VMware SRM: Acorda Therapeutics, Columbia Sportswear, Mainfreight, Nippon Express, Sin Chew Media, Fisher & Paykel, Siam City Bank
VMware NSX: City of Avondale, Lumeta, Kroll Ontrack, Heartland Payment Systems, Baystate Heallth, Exostar, Tribune Media, iGATE, NTT Communications, Synergent, California Natural Resources Agency, Bloomington Public Schools, Columbia Sportswear, Join Experience S.A, Schuberg Philis
Apteligent: AT&T, Bloomberg, CNN, Experian, Fox, JC Penny, Urban Outfitters, Nokia, Lutron, NASCAR, T-Mobile, Urban Engines, Microsoft, Lego
Wavefront: Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
VMware Identity Manager: Seventy Seven Energy, The Hut Group, SAIC
vRealize Log Insight: Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
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